J. Alex Schecter is interested in representing the revitalization of the Atlanta BeltLine from a discarded relic of Atlanta’s past to a vital and exciting part of the city. The repurposed wood transitioning from a rough to finished surface along the course of its length is meant to emphasize the dynamic between preservation and improvement, creating a visual passage between the raw and the refined.
Alex is a sculptor and animator. He graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in Studio Art. He has participated in exhibits all over the nation, including Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011. He primarily works with non-traditional and repurposed industrial material. His works directly reflect place and material, highlighting a rapidly-expanding pallet of technologies and materials.